Pavilions at Oslo Airport in Gardermoen, Norway
In the new terminal of the international airport Oslo-Gardermoen, five pavilions have been built to provide a space for duty-free shops and restaurants.Blumer-Lehmann AG in cooperation with Lindner Group planned, fabricated and assembled the freely shaped timber structures.
Oslo Lufthavn SA
Nordic - Office of Architecture
|Planning, Fabrication, Assembly||
Dimensions of Pavilion M1
Nordic Architects from Oslo, Norway, was responsible for the design, and SJB.Kempter.Fitze provided the structural calculation. A total of approximately 500 Kerto‑Q panels and 1,766 ftm³ of glued laminated timber were used.
The pavilions should originally be made of steel. However, due to the complexity and geometry of the structures, engineers decided to use the timber as a versatile and flexible material.
Form-finding was defined by the architects. This was followed by a refinement of the predetermined surfaces and the development of a supporting structure made of timber ribs (Kerto‑Q beams or glulam trusses). The axis model of the frames was created and transferred to RSTAB. The structural calculation then showed the width of the frames (the height is always constant).
About 10,000 various components were automatically labelled and then fabricated with CNC milling machines. The numbering was determined in such a way that the assembly was nearly possible without a plan.
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